James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.
The Battle in the Clouds
By William Dean Howells (18371920)
The day had been one of dense mists and rains, and much of General Hookers battle was fought above the clouds, on the top of Lookout Mountain.General Meigs Report of the Battle before Chattanooga.
A battle during the Civil War, fought on Nov. 24, 1863, when the Federals under Grant defeated the Confederates under Bragg. Owing to the heavy mist on the mountain this battle is often called the battle in the clouds.
WHERE the dews and the rains of heaven have their fountain,
Like its thunder and its lightning our brave burst on the foe,
Up above the clouds on Freedoms Lookout Mountain
Raining life-blood like water on the valleys down below.